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Let's talk EMUs.
Not the large, three-toed Australian bird, flightless but fast on its feet. That would be an "emu" in lowercase letters. I'm talking in caps: E ... M ... U!
No, it's not a European Monetary Unit. That would be the "euro," introduced this year to much fanfare, including a celebration in Paris with dancers and acrobats costumed in the stars and colors of the European Union's flag. I've seen a "dollar dance" at a wedding, but never anything like this!
No, an EMU is not a bird or a buck. It's an Extravehicular Mobility Unit: a $10 million spacesuit that will be used by astronauts building the international space station. Not to be confused with the flight suit -- the orange jumper that astronauts wear in the space shuttle during missions -- the EMU is really a one-man spaceship. It's the world's smallest spacecraft, and it is going to have a role in building the world's largest!
"The white suit weighs 250 pounds on earth and takes 15 minutes to don," writes Nicole...